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Inhofe Statement on Carol Browner White House Departure

January 24, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov  (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov  (202) 224-5642 Inhofe Statement on Carol Browner White House Departure Washington, D.C. - Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, made the following statement today in response to the announcement that Carol Browner will soon be leaving her position as Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate... Continue Reading »


INHOFE COMMENDS PARTICIPANTS IN 2011 MARCH FOR LIFE

January 24, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a long-time pro-life advocate in the Senate, today praised the organizers and participants in the 2011 March for Life in the nation’s capital.  “Thank you to all those who rallied and marched on such a cold day in Washington,” Inhofe said.  “Every year, it is encouraging to see the thousands of Americans from all over the country who register their support for those who cannot speak for themselves –... Continue Reading »


Inhofe Urges EPW Oversight Hearings of Ethanol Policy

January 21, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 Inhofe Urges EPW Oversight Hearings of Ethanol Policy Plans to Reintroduce Legislation to Provide Clear Gasoline Link to Inhofe Bill: Restores Consumer Choice at the Pump Washington, D.C. - Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, made the following statement today on the decision by the Environmental... Continue Reading »


INHOFE SEES STRONG BIPARTISAN OPPOSITON TO BOILER MACT

January 21, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642   INHOFE SEES STRONG BIPARTISAN OPPOSITON TO BOILER MACT EPA Loses Gamble with the Court, Putting up to 800,000 jobs at Risk Link to Senate Jobs Report: EPA's Anti-Industrial Policy Washington, D.C.-Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, issued the following statement today in response to the order... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: SUCCESS AT LAST AT GITMO

January 20, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today responded to news that the Obama Administration is planning to reverse course on its previous ban on military tribunals.  He was one of the first members of Congress to visit the detention facilities in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GITMO) nine years ago, and has been a lone voice in the Senate advocating to keep the facilities there open to try terrorist detainees using military tribunals.  “The news that the Obama... Continue Reading »


INHOFE, LUCAS RESPOND TO WEATHERFORD PLANT CLOSURE

January 19, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.-03) expressed great disappointment after Imation, Inc. announced they will close their plant operations in Weatherford, Oklahoma and relocate to Japan, costing just over 100 Oklahomans their jobs. Inhofe said, “At a time when more jobs are needed in Oklahoma and across the country, I am very disappointed to learn that Imation will close their facilities in Weatherford and cost over 100 Oklahomans their... Continue Reading »


INHOFE MOVES WASHINGTON OFFICE

January 18, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) announced today that his Washington, D.C. office has moved to a new location.  Previously located in room 453 of the Russell Senate Office Building, the new location of the office is room 205 of the Russell Senate Office Building.   “This new space provides better reception and meeting areas for visiting constituents,” Inhofe said.  “The new location enables easier access for those who come to visit the... Continue Reading »


EPA KILLS 280 JOBS IN THE RUST BELT

January 13, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 EPA KILLS 280 JOBS IN THE RUST BELT Spruce Decision Increases Regulatory Uncertainty, Chills Investment Washington, D.C.- Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, issued the following statement today in response to EPA's veto of the Spruce Mine project, a decision that destroys 280 good-paying jobs in West... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: MILITARY REQUIREMENTS MUST NOT BE SACRIFICED WHILE IMPROVING EFFICIENCY

January 6, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today voiced his support for Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ overall efficiency initiatives and investment in defense but remains concerned over the continuing defense cuts started in April 2009 when President Obama dealt his first blow to the future readiness of our military and national defense. “There is a real need for greater efficiency and wise stewardship... Continue Reading »


Senators Snowe, Inhofe Request EPA Evaluation of E15 Waiver on Fuel Supply

January 6, 2011

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Obama Signs Three EPW Bills into Law

January 6, 2011

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 Obama Signs Three EPW Bills into Law Inhofe Welcomes Bipartisan Effort, Hopes Bills Set Example for 112th Congress Washington, D.C.-Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today welcomed news that President Obama signed three bipartisan EPW bills into law this week, each of which strengthens public health... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: PROGRESS BEING MADE IN AFGHANISTAN

January 3, 2011

Click here for related video    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (FRC) returned from his New Year’s Congressional Delegation trip to Afghanistan describing the progress that he witnessed while spending time with troops on the ground.    “It was an honor to spend New Year’s day with the troops of the 2-45th... Continue Reading »


PHOTO: Inhofe Spends New Year's Eve in Kabul, Afghanistan

December 31, 2010

 WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), spent New Year’s Eve with the troops in Kabul, Afghanistan.    Attached he is pictured with Stillwater native Jamie Armstrong who serves as a Human Resources Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.  In the background is the make-shift ball that was dropped to celebrate the New Year.  Photo courtesy of the office of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe.  Continue Reading »


INHOFE: SENATE FAILS CONSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY WITH START RATIFICATION

December 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), today expressed great disappointment after the U.S. Senate ratified New START by vote of 71- 26. “The Senate failed in its Article 2, Section 2 Constitutional right to make Treaties, rubber stamping the New START treaty during the lame duck session of Congress,” said Inhofe. “Republican Senators have... Continue Reading »


BIPARTISAN BILL REQUIRING FEDS TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE TO CLEAN UP LOCAL STORMWATER POLLUTION HEADS TO PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR SIGNATURE

December 22, 2010

Contact: Matt Dempsey 202-224-9797 (Inhofe) Sue Walitsky 202-224-4524 or 202-320-0819 (Cardin) BIPARTISAN BILL REQUIRING FEDS TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE TO CLEAN UP LOCAL STORMWATER POLLUTION HEADS TO PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR SIGNATURE Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Water and Wildlife Subcommittee, and Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the EPW Committee, lauded Congressional passage of S. 3481,... Continue Reading »


SIMPLIFIED NDAA INCLUDES INHOFE'S SECOND AMENDMENT PROTECTION LANGUAGE

December 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today made the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of FY11: “I am disappointed that Congress did not have the opportunity to fully consider NDAA. Instead, Democrats have been far too concerned with advancing their liberal agenda like repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and new START. Now, days before... Continue Reading »


INHOFE DENOUNCES FCC'S DECISION

December 21, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement today after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to establish net neutrality rules for internet service providers:   “This is yet another example of the federal government over-regulating. I am disappointed with today’s unnecessary decision, which will have little, if any, positive impact for consumers. Instead, it will jeopardize billions of dollars of future investment into... Continue Reading »


NEW START VERIFICATION IS UNDERMINED

December 20, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), made the following statement after his amendment to increase the number of inspections on bases and former facilities in the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) was rejected by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 33-64: "It is unfortunate that this treaty is being rushed through the Senate during a lame... Continue Reading »


INHOFE DISAPPOINTED WITH REPEAL OF DADT

December 18, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today made the following statement after the Senate, in a rare Saturday session, voted 65-31 to repeal the military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ (DADT) policy.  The vote came after the Senate cleared a major procedural hurdle 63-33, paving the way for final passage: “I am very disappointed with this vote to repeal DADT.  For the past... Continue Reading »


INHOFE: REPUBLICANS STAND READY TO BLOCK EPAs JOB-KILLING REGULATIONS

December 17, 2010

Contacts: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797 David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642 INHOFE: REPUBLICANS STAND READY TO BLOCK EPA'S JOB-KILLING REGULATIONS Washington, D.C.-Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, issued the following statement today on legislation to delay EPA's back-door cap-and-trade regulations for two years: "When it comes to the demise of the two-year delay of... Continue Reading »